This week I played Yakuza 0, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dark Souls III, and Bloodborne. Last week’s post can be found here. Yakuza 0 (PS4 Pro) My feelings on this game remain largely unchanged from last week: it’s a spectacular, ridiculous, epic, bizarre crime drama. The sheer momentum at which it progresses makes […]Read More Optimistic Weekly Update 1/15
Happy holidays, everyone! As I sit here writing this snow is falling outside, which is pretty rare for Seattle. In fact, it has been years since we had a white Christmas, and I’m really hoping that one or two inches stick until at least tomorrow morning. I was planning on taking a short break from […]Read More A Monster Hunter Holiday Appreciation Post
Back when Horizon Zero Dawn first came out, it sort of flew under my radar. That’s not to say I hadn’t been following its development. On the contrary, I had been following it quite closely, and was pretty hyped up about it just from the marketing material alone. It had a pretty unique premise for […]Read More Horizon Zero Dawn: Addicting and Frustrating
I’m ridiculously hyped for the new God of War game. Kratos’ redesign is excellent. I’m really excited to see a different take on that character, one who has had years to reflect and mature, one who has let his burning, god-killing rage simmer down to a stoic, grizzly intensity. All while growing an excellent, gods-worthy […]Read More What’s With All The God Of War Hate?
There’s a lot to say about No Man’s Sky. For whatever reason, this game has become somewhat controversial. Perhaps it has to do with the lofty language used by the developers: sixteen quintillion planets, a number so big that my phone doesn’t even have the name stored in autocorrect. It has been teased at various […]Read More No Man’s Sky Optimistic Impression: The Universe is a Lonely, Beautiful Place
What a strange console generation. We seem to be at a turning point in the way consoles advance, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. For those of you not in the know, it was leaked that Sony is planning on releasing a beefier version of the PS4, codenamed NEO, that will have […]Read More Playstation 4: Remastered and The Xbox One-Two
About two nights ago I was finally able to wrap up Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. I sat down, put my headphones in and powered through what was one of the most emotional journeys I have ever had in a game. Uncharted 4 is not only an excellent entry into a beloved franchise, it is arguably the […]Read More Uncharted 4: Beyond Expectations